Orissa Population Census data 2011

The capital of the state of Orissa is the wonder city of Bhubaneswar. The city along with the state is a representation of Indian religious culture in every sense of the term. The world famous 'Ratha Yatra' takes place every year in the state of Orissa. The Orissa Census 2011 reveals facts and figures that are extremely encouraging and the state is surely moving towards development according to the reports.

The Population of Orissa according to the 2011 census stands at about 41 million, making it the 11th most populated state in India. The state makes up about 3.4% of the country's population a figure which was about 3% during the last census in 2001. The state is spread over an area of about 150000 sq. km. making it the 9th largest state in the country in terms of area. The density of population per sq. Km. is about 260 and fairly below the national average. The state has a growth rate of about 14% which is below the national average by a good three points. The population of the state is rising considerably due to rapid efforts towards development and progress. The literacy rate in the state is about 73% a figure that has improved tremendously in the last few years due to the consistent efforts of the government. The government has to however press further if Orissa has to stand with some of the major states in the country. The sex ratio in Orissa is a healthy 978 and it has never been a state that has seen a major fall in this figure. Some major political and social issues have plagued the state for a long time now and these internal conflicts have pulled the state down on a number of occasions.

Orissa Table Data

Approximate Population 4.2 Crores 3.68 Crore
Actual Population 41,974,218 36,804,660
Male 21,212,136 18,660,570
Female 20,762,082 18,144,090
Population Growth 14.05% 15.94%
Percantage of total Population 3.47% 3.58%
Sex Ratio 979 972
Child Sex Ratio 941 953
Density/km2 270 236
Density/mi2 698 612
Area(Km2) 155,707 155,707
Area mi2 60,119 60,119
Total Child Population (0-6 Age) 5,273,194 5,358,810
Male Population (0-6 Age) 2,716,497 2,744,552
Female Population (0-6 Age) 2,556,697 2,614,258
Literacy 72.87 % 63.08 %
Male Literacy 81.59 % 75.35 %
Female Literacy 64.01 % 50.51 %
Total Literate 26,742,595 19,837,055
Male Literate 15,089,681 11,992,333
Female Literate 11,652,914 7,844,722

Orissa Population 2011

As per details from Census 2011, Orissa has population of 4.2 Crores, an increase from figure of 3.68 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Orissa as per 2011 census is 41,974,218 of which male and female are 21,212,136 and 20,762,082 respectively. In 2001, total population was 36,804,660 in which males were 18,660,570 while females were 18,144,090.

The total population growth in this decade was 14.05 percent while in previous decade it was 15.94 percent. The population of Orissa forms 3.47 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 3.58 percent.

Capital City

The capital city which is also the largest city in the state of Orissa is Bhubaneswar. The languages spoken in the Orissa state includes Oriya. In total Orissa (OR) state comprises 30 districts. The ISOCODE assigned by International Organization for Standardization for Orissa state is OR.

Orissa Literacy Rate 2011

Literacy rate in Orissa has seen upward trend and is 72.87 percent as per 2011 population census. Of that, male literacy stands at 81.59 percent while female literacy is at 64.01 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Orissa stood at 63.08 percent of which male and female were 75.35 percent and 50.51 percent literate respectively.

In actual numbers, total literates in Orissa stands at 26,742,595 of which males were 15,089,681 and females were 11,652,914.

Orissa Density 2011

Total area of Orissa is 155,707 sq. km. Density of Orissa is 270 per sq km which is lower than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Orissa was 236 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.

Orissa Sex Ratio

Sex Ratio in Orissa is 979 i.e. for each 1000 male, which is below national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 972 per 1000 males in Orissa.

Orissa Religious Data

Lot of viewers are asking us to provide religion's data of Orissa state. Most important question of all is what is the current population of Hindus, Muslim, Sikhs and Christian in state of Orissa. But Govt. of India is yet to release full religious data of Orissa state. Once it is released, we will provide the detailed information on this page of Orissa Population Census 2011.

Orissa Population 2015

What is the population of Orissa in 2015 ? The question though legimate has no answer. The last census of Orissa was done in 2011 and next would be in 2021. As per 2011 population of Orissa state was 41,974,218.

Orissa Urban/Rural Population 2011

Description Rural Urban
Population (%) 83.31 % 16.69 %
Total Population 34,970,562 7,003,656
Male Population 17,586,203 3,625,933
Female Population 17,384,359 3,377,723
Population Growth 11.77 % 26.94 %
Sex Ratio 989 932
Child Sex Ratio (0-6) 946 913
Child Population (0-6) 4,525,870 747,324
Child Percentage (0-6) 12.94 % 10.67 %
Literates 21,377,915 5,364,680
Average Literacy 70.22 % 85.75 %
Male Literacy 79.65 % 90.72 %
Female Literacy 59.95 % 74.31 %

Orissa Urban Population 2011

Out of total population of Orissa, 16.69% people live in urban regions. The total figure of population living in urban areas is 7,003,656 of which 3,625,933 are males and while remaining 3,377,723 are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by 16.69 percent.

Sex Ratio in urban regions of Orissa was 932 females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at 913 girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Orissa were 747,324. Of total population in urban region, 10.67 % were children (0-6).

Average Literacy rate in Orissa for Urban regions was 85.75 percent in which males were 90.72% literate while female literacy stood at 74.31%. Total literates in urban region of Orissa were 5,364,680.

Orissa Rural Population 2011

Of the total population of Orissa state, around 83.31 percent live in the villages of rural areas. In actual numbers, males and females were 17,586,203 and 17,384,359 respectively. Total population of rural areas of Orissa state was 34,970,562. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 83.31%.

In rural regions of Orissa state, female sex ratio per 1000 males was 989 while same for the child (0-6 age) was 946 girls per 1000 boys. In Orissa, 4,525,870 children (0-6) live in rural areas. Child population forms 12.94 percent of total rural population.

In rural areas of Orissa, literacy rate for males and female stood at 79.65 % and 59.95 %. Average literacy rate in Orissa for rural areas was 70.22 percent. Total literates in rural areas were 21,377,915.

Orissa Metropolitan/City Population

Large cities of Orissa Population Male Female
Bhubaneswar (Municipal Corporation) 843,402 446,204 397,198
Cuttack (Municipal Corporation) 610,189 316,242 293,947
Brahmapur Town (Municipal Corporation) 356,598 185,754 170,844
Raurkela (Municipality) 272,721 144,466 128,255
Raurkela Industrial Township (Industrial Township) 210,317 109,333 100,984
Puri Town (Municipality) 200,564 104,086 96,478
Sambalpur (Municipality) 184,000 94,722 89,278
Baleshwar (Municipality) 118,162 60,219 57,943
Baripada (Municipality) 109,743 56,676 53,067
Bhadrak (Municipality) 107,463 55,090 52,373

Large Urban Agglomeration of Orissa Population Male Female
Bhubaneswar 886,397 468,577 417,820
Cuttack 653,149 338,788 314,361
Raurkela 552,239 289,925 262,314

Orissa Districts Population

Largest District by Population in Orissa Population Male Female
Ganjam 3,529,031 1,779,218 1,749,813
Cuttack 2,624,470 1,352,760 1,271,710
Mayurbhanj 2,519,738 1,256,213 1,263,525
Baleshwar 2,320,529 1,185,787 1,134,742
Khordha 2,251,673 1,167,137 1,084,536
Sundargarh 2,093,437 1,061,147 1,032,290
Jajapur 1,827,192 926,034 901,158
Kendujhar 1,801,733 906,487 895,246
Puri 1,698,730 865,380 833,350
Balangir 1,648,997 830,097 818,900

Orissa Census 2011 Conclusion

The official census 2011 of Orissa has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Orissa. Enumeration of key persons including Chief Minister of Orissa was also done by officials conducting population census.

Figures of population census 2011 Orissa have been represented in chart for your reference at bottom.


Related Questions

# District Area
1 Mayurbhanj 10418
2 Sundargarh 9712
3 Koraput 8807
4 Kendujhar 8303
5 Ganjam 8206

# District Child %
1 Malkangiri 17.79 %
2 Nabarangapur 17.03 %
3 Koraput 16.32 %
4 Rayagada 15.34 %
5 Gajapati 15.05 %
# District Density (Km2)
1 Khordha 800
2 Jagatsinghapur 682
3 Cuttack 667
4 Jajapur 630
5 Baleshwar 610
# District Growth Rate
1 Balangir 23.32 %
2 Malkangiri 21.62 %
3 Khordha 19.94 %
4 Nabarangapur 19.03 %
5 Baudh 18.16 %
# District Literacy
1 Khordha 86.88 %
2 Jagatsinghapur 86.59 %
3 Cuttack 85.50 %
4 Kendrapara 85.15 %
5 Puri 84.67 %
# District Sex Ratio
1 Rayagada 1051
2 Gajapati 1043
3 Kandhamal 1037
4 Koraput 1032
5 Nuapada 1021